Women Breaking Barriers in Male-Dominated Industries
Women Breaking Barriers
I N M A L E D O M I N A T E D I N D U S T R I E S
DEE THOMPSON CHICAGO
More than ever,
Women are breaking down barriers in fields that used to be, or still are, very
much dominated by male employees. Even now, in 2018, women are in the
minority when it comes to the worlds of business, technology, and sports, though
many continue to work very hard to change that trend.
The Real Life
Y O U M I G H T B E F A M I L I A R W I T H
M A R V E L , O N E O F T H E M O S T
S U C C E S S F U L C O M I C B O O K
B R A N D S O F A L L T I M E .
W E H A V E V I C T O R I A A L O N S O
T O H E L P T H A N K F O R T H E I R
S T U N N I N G V I S U A L E F F E C T S .
W I T H O U T H E R
C O N T R I B U T I O N S , T H E F I L M S
W O U L D N O T S E E T H E S A M E
S U C C E S S T H E Y D O A T E A C H
R E L E A S E .
Not a lot of people can say their book became required reading at Harvard Business
School, but Clara Shih can. She literally wrote the book on social media marketing, The
Facebook Era, and odds are, your workplace has a copy.
She was the first to utilize Facebook for its marketing potential, and it paid off, big time.
For businesses wanting to use Facebook to increase sales and grow their consumer base,
you can thank Clara Shih for figuring out the best practices to do so.
A True WN-BA
Becky Hammon made sports history
when she became an assistant coach
for the San Antonio Spurs in August of
2014, making her the first full-time,
salaried female coach in the NBA ever.
If that’s not impressive enough, in
2015 Hammon, a WNBA legend, was
inducted into the New York Liberty
Ring of Honor and, in 2018, into the
San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame as a
credit to her incredible talents on the
court. Hammon later made history
again as she became the first female
head coach in the NBA’s Summer
League after leading the Spurs to the
title of League Champions in Last
ELIZABETH “JAKE” FEINLER RAN THE HUMAN
EQUIVALENT OF GOOGLE, THE “NETWORK
INFORMATION CENTER.” SHE AND HER TEAM
ORGANIZED AND TRACKED THE WHITE AND
YELLOW PAGE OF EVERY EXISTING DOMAIN. IF
YOU NEEDED A WEB ADDRESS OR TO REGISTER A
NEW ONE, YOU NEEDED JAKE. OVER TIME,
FEINLER HELPED THE STANFORD RESEARCH
INSTITUTE TRANSITION TO THE DOMAIN NAME
SYSTEM AND HELPED INTRODUCE DOMAIN
NAMING PROTOCOL, WHICH WE STILL USE
TODAY. WITHOUT JAKE FEINLER, THE INTERNET
WOULD BE A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE.